Have your say on Hartlepool’s pharmacy services

Published Monday, 29th November 2021

Residents in Hartlepool are being urged to complete a short survey to help shape the future of pharmacy services in the town.

The survey, which runs until Wednesday 5th January, allows residents to voice their opinions and share their experiences of accessing pharmacy services in Hartlepool.

The information from the survey will inform the review of the Health and Wellbeing Board’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, which will assess what services are currently available, how easily they are accessed and identify unmet needs.

Craig Blundred, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Director of Public Health, said: ““Pharmacies within communities have a major role to play in helping to maintain and improve people’s health and prevent ill health, and we are committed to ensuring that residents have access to the best pharmacy services available.

“To do this, we need to build a clear picture of how effective our town’s pharmacy services are by listening to people who have used them first hand.

“So I would encourage everyone in Hartlepool who has used pharmacy services or is likely to use them in the future to please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your views are vital.”

People can complete the questionnaire at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/pharmacy-services.

For more information or to request a paper copy of the survey, please contact Joan Stevens, Statutory Scrutiny Manager, on 01429 284142 or email joan.stevens@hartlepool.gov.uk.